Physics and Astronomy - Course Details

PHYS560 (PHYS56000)


Spring, 3 credits


Prerequisites: Graduate status or PHYS 342 or PHYS 344


This course is intended as an introduction to the birth, life, death, and afterlife of stars at the upper division undergraduate/beginning graduate level. Topics covered during the semester include the observational basis of astrophysics, the formation of stars on the main sequence, the physical properties of stellar material, energy generation in stars, nucleosynthesis of the elements, supernovae and their remnants, white dwarf stars, and neutron stars.

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